Are you a fan of Peaky Blinders? If so, you’re probably wondering what’s next for the Shelby family after the thrilling finale of season 6. Well, we have some good news for you: there’s a Peaky Blinders movie in the works, and it will be epic!
That’s right, the acclaimed BBC drama series is making the jump to the big screen, and it will continue the story of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his gang of Birmingham criminals in the turbulent times of World War II. Creator Steven Knight has confirmed that he plans to start shooting the movie in 2023, and that it will be set and filmed in Birmingham.
But what can we expect from the Peaky Blinders movie? Who will be in the cast? When will it be released? And how will it end the saga of the Peaky Blinders? Here, we’ll try to answer all these questions and more, based on the latest news and rumours about the project.
Peaky Blinders Movie Release Date: When will it hit cinemas?
As of April 2023, we don’t have an official release date for the Peaky Blinders movie yet. However, based on Knight’s statement that he plans to start filming in 2023, we can assume that it will come out sometime in 2024, depending on how long the production and post-production take.
Of course, this is also subject to any potential delays or complications caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has already affected many film and TV projects worldwide. Knight told Variety that COVID-19 was one of the reasons why he decided to end the TV series with season 6 and make a movie instead of Peaky Blinders season 7.
He said: “When Covid happened we lost a year of production. So we put our heads together and thought it would be a good idea to do a movie instead of series seven.”
Peaky Blinders Movie Plot: What will it be about?
Knight has revealed that the Peaky Blinders movie will be set during World War II, and that it will follow Tommy Shelby’s involvement in the conflict. He told Digital Spy: “We’re going to move the world on, and then once we’ve moved the world on into the Second World [War], we’ll see where that takes us.”
He also hinted that the movie will feature a “very specific story” from wartime, and that fans should “expect the unexpected”. He told Metro: “It’s going to be something very special. It’s going to be something very different from what people expect.”
One of the possible plot points that could be explored in the movie is Tommy Shelby’s rivalry with Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin), the fascist leader who was introduced in season 5 and who survived an assassination attempt by Tommy in season 6. Mosley was a prominent figure in British politics during World War II, and he was arrested and interned for his pro-Nazi views.
Another possible plot point that could be explored in the movie is Tommy Shelby’s relationship with his family, especially after the death of his aunt Polly (Helen McCrory), who was killed by Gina Gray (Anya Taylor-Joy) in season 6. Polly was one of the most important characters in Peaky Blinders, and her loss will surely have a huge impact on Tommy and his siblings.
Peaky Blinders Movie Cast: Who might be in the film?
The Peaky Blinders movie is one of the most anticipated projects for fans of the hit BBC drama series. The film will continue the story of Tommy Shelby and his gang after the shocking finale of season six, which aired in April 2022. But who will join Cillian Murphy on the big screen, and when can we expect to see them?
Cillian Murphy has not officially confirmed his return as Tommy Shelby, but it seems very likely that he will reprise his role. Creator Steven Knight has said that Tommy Shelby will have a part to play in the film, and Murphy has expressed his interest in coming back if there was more story to be told. He told Deadline in 2021 that he was “very curious” about what Knight had planned for the movie.
Other cast members who could return for the movie include Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, Finn Cole as Michael Gray, Harry Kirton as Finn Shelby, Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne, Natasha O’Keeffe as Lizzie Stark, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Gina Gray. However, some characters may not make it to the movie, as season six saw some shocking deaths and departures.
One of them was Helen McCrory, who sadly passed away in April 2021 after a battle with cancer. She played Polly Gray, the matriarch of the Shelby family and a fan-favourite character. Knight paid tribute to her in a statement, saying that she was “one of the great actors of her generation”. He also revealed that he had written a “beautiful” exit for her character in season six, which honoured her legacy.
Another character who may not appear in the movie is Tom Hardy’s Alfie Solomons, who made a surprise comeback in season six after seemingly dying in season four. Hardy’s return was a closely guarded secret, and it’s unclear if he will reprise his role again for the film. Knight has said that he loves working with Hardy, but he also hinted that Alfie’s story may have come to an end.
As for new cast members, we don’t have any official announcements yet, but we can expect some fresh faces to join the Peaky Blinders universe. Knight has said that he wants to introduce some “very famous” actors to play historical figures from World War II, which is when the movie will be set. He told Radio Times that he has a “very specific story” to tell from that era, involving Tommy Shelby and Oswald Mosley.
Mosley, played by Sam Claflin, is the leader of the British Union of Fascists and Tommy’s nemesis. He was introduced in season five and continued to cause trouble for Tommy in season six. He will likely be a major antagonist in the movie as Knight has said that he wants to explore his relationship with Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
The Peaky Blinders movie has not started filming yet, but Knight has said that it will begin production in 2023. He also revealed that it will be filmed at a new studio opening in Birmingham, which will be dedicated to Peaky Blinders and other projects from his company. He told GQ that he hopes to create a “creative hub” for filmmakers and artists in his hometown.
According to Knight, the movie is expected to arrive in cinemas in 2024. He said that he wants to make it a “communal event” for Peaky Blinders fans who have been loyal and committed to the show. He also said that he wants to make it “the same but different” from the TV series, and that viewers should “expect the unexpected”.
In the meantime, you can watch all six seasons of Peaky Blinders on Netflix right now.
Peaky Blinders Movie Trailer: Is there one?
We wouldn’t see a trailer for the movie until 2024 or 2025, as the film goes into production in 2023. Till then refresh your memory with the season 6 trailer, or watch it on Netflix.